Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online. The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.)

In China’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’

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Beijing —The Chinese government is pushing online education these days, and like so many things in this country of 1.4 One sign of that: There’s a 22-story tower in the country’s capital officially named the “MOOC Times Building” that houses a government-supported incubator for edtech companies. Most of the occupants offer products or services in online learning, though not necessarily massive open online courses or MOOCs, despite being the building's namesake.

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Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm

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Boston-based private equity firm Devonshire Investors has acquired NovoEd , a San Francisco-based provider of an online learning platform. NovoEd traces its roots to Stanford University, where engineering professor Amin Saberi and Farnaz Ronaghi, then a PhD student, launched their first online course in 2012. These online courses are easy to sign up for, yet few students actually stick through and finish them.

?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers

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I became a Strava user in 2013, around the same time I became an online course designer. Why was the fitness app so “sticky” as opposed to the online learning platforms? How could we apply the same practices to learning? I’ve come to believe that one of the biggest misunderstandings about online learning is that it has to be limited to things that can be done in front of a computer screen. This trend holds true across other online courses.

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US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

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based online learning platform provider, raised $103 million in a Series E round. edtech companies in the first half of 2019. The high tally for venture funding this year is not unique to the edtech industry. Online homework platform Knowbox raised $150 million.

Amplify's MOOC Is Sold, and Renamed as 'Edhesive'

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Amplify's AP computer science massive, open, online course has been sold to a group of investors. Computer Science Ed-tech For-Profit Education Online Learning edtech mergersandacquisitions

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MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

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In 2013, MIT began offering online programs for working professionals to meet learners across the globe. Until lately, those online MIT courses have somewhat resembled so-called massive open online courses, or MOOCs, says Clara Piloto, director of global programs at MIT Professional Education. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations.

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10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

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Now you need to take time for yourself and go on some learning adventures of your own! Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning.

EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

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While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. That’s why we’ve also highlighted a few here that we don’t want you to miss, from complicated community college turnarounds to where IKEA and edtech overlap.

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How to overcome resistance to online education in Higher Ed

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Embraced by some, considered by others only a back-up solution during these exceptional times brought by the global pandemic — that forced many universities across the globe to carry on their activities remotely — online learning has, in fact, its pedagogical consistency and social relevance.

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The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

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Marie Cini is the president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. MOOCs. Learning analytics.

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How to choose the right solution platform for virtual campus management.

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Here we are talking about virtual campus management solutions or online learning management solutions that can essentially digitize the teaching-learning. Learning is no more institutionalized, and people still take courses and grow their skillset beyond colleges or universities.

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Trump's Edtech Agenda Should Address Effectiveness, Equity, and Equilibrium in Higher Ed

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radio and televisions in the early 20th century and online learning and MOOCs via the Internet in the early 21st century.) However, the questions have largely stayed the same: Do technologies ensure quality learning and positive student outcomes? Do they opens the door for companies to take the lead on how students learn and how their data is used? recommendations for the edtech industry to protect student data privacy.

Kadenze’s March Toward Online Art Education, 1 Year Later

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While online education companies offer engineering, programming and business skills, one company wants to make sure that the fine arts isn’t being left behind. Some 100,000 students currently take to Kadenze , an online arts education platform, every month for classes ranging from machine learning for musicians and artists to audio programming. Learning from the makers of these technologies and getting certified by them appeals to people, Kapur says.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus #SXSWedu

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Kim, Researcch Scientist in the Learning Systems Lab, MIT What is your mission? Kim: Transform teaching & learning at MIT around the globe through the use of digital technology. MOOCs, technology infusion projects, online masters or pathways to credit, research.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. Look out for rhizomatic learning. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. On-campus Edtech.

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Higher Ed Has Now Split Into Dual Economies: Online and Traditional

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Hovering over this idyllic image is the online campus, where students rarely, if ever, set foot on manicured lawns. Before the invasion of the internet, the university comprised a secure, single identity; now—with about a third of college students online —the American college is bifurcated.

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10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. I believe more schools worldwide will find the funds and way to have their students learn with technology. One of the biggest EdTech trends in 2016 and for the years to follow will be gamification.

?Readers’ Roundup: EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

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Microcredentials, and controversial moves and pivots by edtech companies hoping to disrupt the higher education landscape. Ahearn, an online learning manager for +Acumen, shares eight lessons learned about the field with a starter kit of what every hopeful instructional designer should know. You have to use video,” says Virginia Tech’s John Boyer, who posts his geography lectures on YouTube and holds live online office hours.

What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

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Somewhere between our collective obsession with predictive analytics and infatuation with adaptive learning, higher education wonks and practitioners are making time to deconstruct the quality attributes of online courses. The online “quality” debate stems, in part, from explosion in institutional demand for online experiences and resulting pressure on faculty to design and facilitate online courses. Learning is about personal relationships.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. Look out for rhizomatic learning. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. On-campus Edtech.

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Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

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The edtech entrepreneurs, educators, investors and other education professionals that share their opinions and practices through storytelling on our site are invaluable to this industry, and we celebrate them. Investors and Entrepreneurs—From the 'Innovate' Newsletter This year was a busy one for the edtech industry from the standpoint of our AT&T State of Edtech report, which delved into funding deals and product development. Personalized learning.

?HigherEd Year in Review: What We’ve Learned (and Loved) in Our First 365 Days

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As a result, we’re pausing to reflect on what we’ve learned from our work, yes, from our readers. First the numbers: In the past year, we have published more than 300 articles about the shifting trends in higher ed, education technology and digital learning. Discovering MOOCs in 2012 lit a fire under me. I left my position running university internships abroad and went head first into the edtech world. How can edtech help students be more human? A new President.

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?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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As online course platforms proliferate, institutions of all shapes and sizes realize that they’ll need to translate content into digital forms. Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. But they can also be creating learning apps, museum exhibits, or the latest educational toy. Share what you learned.

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As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt

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Just outside the walls of the ivory tower, a transformation is underway in the world of corporate learning, and those of us at colleges and universities should pay attention. Corporate learning and development, often referred to as L&D, is radically different than just a few years ago. Priorities and jobs are changing more quickly, so we need an agile learning environment that anticipates what learning needs will be, and where we can quickly access them.”

A Summer of Student Voices

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“But adaptive-learning technologies are bullsh*t, c’mon,” one of us would say. I see your perspective, but think about it this way,” another might respond, “Your dystopian visions of tech mean less when you think about the millions of students who aren’t learning now. What started as a reflection on the future of edtech became the model for the best experience I’ve had of ed tech. We learned because we had a space that welcomed us to be curious together.

20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

In June of this year it was twenty years since I set up my first web server for delivering e-learning courses. We’ve found out a lot about how people learn in higher education and the technology has allowed us to try things that just weren’t possible before. Other highlights of the last twenty years are the growth of open education, open courses, connected, social and rhizomatic learning. As an aside, I think we have massively overcomplicated online learning.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.” Online Grade Portals.

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” “ Can Online Learning Help Higher Ed Reverse Its Tuition Spiral? Via Edsurge : “ GlassLab Set Out to Prove Games Could Assess Learning. It’s like the MOOC crap all over again.

From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

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It''s a mishmash of edtech, 80s pop culture, animated GIFs, retro toys, ds106 art, and all things cinema. I think because I started to sound a bit like a fervent preacher when I started talking about teaching, learning and technology. What is the secret behind the success of MOOCs?

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20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

In June of this year it was twenty years since I set up my first web server for delivering e-learning courses. We’ve found out a lot about how people learn in higher education and the technology has allowed us to try things that just weren’t possible before. Other highlights of the last twenty years are the growth of open education, open courses, connected, social and rhizomatic learning. As an aside, I think we have massively overcomplicated online learning.

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

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The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. See you online! Rivers, Executive Director Online Communities of Practice - Are They Worth it?

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Chalkbeat : “After flying under the radar, school districts’ online programs attract attention – and scrutiny.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free.” ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM : Conversion of for-profits and MOOCs.”

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